Meaning and name origin
Lu \lu\ as a girl's name is of Old German, Latin and Old English origin, and the meaning of Lu is "famous warrior; light". Lu is a variant of Lou: short form of Louann. Also a variant of Louise (Old German): feminine of Louis; French version of Ludwig. Lu is also used as a variant of Lucy (Latin), Luella (Old English).
Lu is a very popular first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3207 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lu for girls. Lu reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lu and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lucy (#62), Luella, Lu, Louise and Lou. (2014 statistics).